Winter in Indianapolis often means dry indoor air. This can result in a host of problems, ranging from health hazards to painful static electricity to potential damage to wooden fixtures and items in your home. The good news is that you can counter dry conditions with a whole-house humidifier, and achieve additional benefits in the process.
- Automatic controls – Whole-house humidifiers are convenient because they free the homeowner of having to adjust the humidifier’s output according to the weather conditions and temperature. Connected to your furnace, the humidifier’s controls allow you to set indoor humidity levels, and the unit will release water vapor along with heated air into the ducts, reaching all of your home’s living spaces. As a result, your home will never be too dry or too humid.
- Low maintenance – Whole-house systems offer significant advantages over portable units in terms of maintenance. They connect to your home’s main water supply, so you never have to fill the tank, and the system requires annual maintenance, as opposed to daily cleanings and frequent filter changes.
- Savings – When the humidity in your home is within the proper range, you’ll feel warmer at a lower temperature. That’s because dry air feels cooler, and moist air feels warmer. By running a humidifier along with your heating system, you can keep the temperature at lower levels, and save on heating costs over the entire winter.
- Comfort – Properly humidified air helps you avoid health issues that result from air that’s too dry. Dry air can lead to problems such as chapped lips, dry skin, sinus conditions, nosebleeds and more. Further, dry air can damage wood products in your home including trim, flooring, furniture, musical instruments and cabinets.
There’s no need to suffer through overly dry conditions during winter when whole-house humidifiers hold the key to your comfort. If you’d like more information about the benefits of a whole-house humidifier, please contact us at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’ve served homeowners in greater Indianapolis since 1970 with quality HVAC maintenance, indoor air quality solutions and plumbing services.
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